In 2016, we formed Strands of History, LLC with a long-time friend and business partner who had acquired the business and all the remaining 11-foot pieces of the original Golden Gate Bridge suspender ropes in 2006. After his untimely passing eight months later, we relaunched the business in early 2018 in Lake Tahoe. Over that time, the fabrication methods to clean, bind, cut, polish, and paint these ropes have been continuously improved to create our current high quality products. Each suspender rope is first sandblasted to remove any remaining layers of debris or paint. After cleaning, the galvanized steel rope is fitted with stainless steel bands that are tightly crimped at the appropriate intervals using a custom-made hydraulic press with six pistons exerting 7000 psi.